SIENA COLLEGE RECRUITS FCA’S SYDNEY CARPENTER

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Just recently, Sydney Carpenter (Hilton HS) announced her commitment to play at Siena College. We caught up with Sydney and asked her a few questions regarding FCA and her choosing Siena College.
Here are Sydney’s answers below:

1) Why did you and your family choose to play for FCA?
My family and I chose FCA because we heard many great things about the organization. At the time there wasn’t a girls program, but we knew families that were part of the boys’ program and they all spoke very highly of FCA. We also knew this would be a great opportunity for me to continue to grow my faith, as a lacrosse player, and with teammates that have become my closest friends.

2) What has FCA meant to you? 
FCA has been a way for me to improve myself as a lacrosse player, teammate, and as a person.  I continually find myself reflecting on many of our huddles and looking for ways to better my life and other’s lives. FCA has encouraged me to strengthen my relationship with God. 

3) Who are your role models?  
My biggest role model is my dad. He is an extremely loyal, hardworking, strong, and supportive person. He has shown me that being a good person can take you far in life. I know that I can come to him for anything, and I hope one day I can do the same for my kids. I really appreciate all that he does for me and others and I couldn’t think of any better person to be my role model.    

4) What is a favorite lacrosse memory?  
My favorite lacrosse memory is from my freshman season when I assisted my best friend on her 100th career goal.  The smile on her face is something I will never forget and I was very happy that I got to be a part of it. 

5) What do you enjoy most about playing for the FCA?  
The friendships I have made over the years is what I enjoy most. FCA has connected me with teammates not only from Rochester, but also Syracuse and Buffalo. I have created bonds with these girls that I hope will last a lifetime.

6) Why did you choose Siena College?
I chose Siena College because I felt it will be a great place for me to develop academically and athletically. I visited many schools over the past year. My first time on the Siena campus, I immediately felt at home and I knew that this was the place for me.  Academically, Siena offers both of the majors that I am considering and I liked the smaller, friendly campus.  Athletically, the coaches, team environment, and culture was exactly what I was looking for. They are a hardworking team that focuses during practice and they have fun too. The coaches have led the team to a new level of success. Also, the team seems friendly, supportive, smart, persistent, respectful, and unselfish. Another factor that led me to choosing Siena was the fact that it will be close enough for my family to visit me and come watch our games.

Alfred University recruits FCA’s Dawson Felenchak

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A few weeks ago, midfielder Dawson Felenchak (Horseheads HS) announced his commitment to play at Alfred University next year. We caught up with Dawson and asked him a few questions regarding the FCA and him choosing Alfred University.

Here are Dawson’s answers below:

Q. Why did you and your family choose to play for FCA?
A. My family and I chose FCA because of all the great coaches and people who run FCA and because of the great exposure they give you.

Q. What has the FCA meant to you?
A. FCA meant a lot to me, it’s a brotherhood that I will never forget and created life long friendships.

Q. Who are your role models?
A. My role models are my parents and my brother because they have always pushed me to be the best person I could be and to never give up.

Q. What do you enjoy most about playing for the FCA?
A. The most enjoyable times I had with FCA is strengthening my faith during the huddles and hanging out with my teammates at the tournaments.

Q. Why did you choose Alfred University?
A. I chose Alfred University because of the great academic and athletic programs they have. Alfred was the best fit to make me a better person and to give me a good opportunity to play lacrosse for 4 years.

Thank you Dawson.


Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ – to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

More information can be found at FCA.org.

Hobart Statesmen recruits FCA’s Adam Davis

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A few months back, midfielder Adam Davis (Baldwinsville HS) announced his commitment to play at the Hobart Statesmen next year. We caught up with Adam and asked him a few questions regarding the FCA and him choosing Hobart College.

Here are Adam’s answers below:

Q. Why did you and your family choose to play for FCA?
A. My family and I chose FCA because of the coaches and the faith it brought to the team. Playing the top teams in the country and getting closer to my faith was why we chose FCA.

Q. What has the FCA meant to you?
A. A love for Christ and lacrosse with a bond of brothers that will never be broken.

Q. Who are your role models?
A. My role models are my parents.

Q. What do you enjoy most about playing for the FCA?
A. The huddles with all the guys after games.

Q. Why did you choose Hobart College?
A. The reason I chose Hobart because it will give me the best opportunity to grow as a person and enjoy playing lacrosse for another four years while I get a great education only an hour away from home.


Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ – to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

More information can be found at FCA.org.

Mercyhurst University recruits FCA’s Shawn Doran

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A few weeks ago, midfielder Shawn Doran (Hilton HS) announced his commitment to play at Mercyhurst University next year. We caught up with Shawn and asked him a few questions regarding the FCA and him choosing Mercyhurst University. We also asked Shawn if he had any advice for juniors and seniors during the recruiting process.

Here are Shawn’s answers below:

Q. Why did you and your family choose to play for FCA?
A. The reason I chose FCA was because one of my best friends, Mitchell Buckert, had started playing FCA. He and his family shared how much they loved the program and recommended we give it a try. After 7 years with the program – it was very obvious how much I liked FCA.

Q. What has the FCA meant to you?
A. FCA has meant a lot to me but building life-long relationships with coaches and players alike has been the most impactful not only for me, but for my parents as well. We all have met some great families throughout the years and we look forward to keeping in touch with them in the future. Also, all of the Coaches throughout the years have shown a lot of confidence in me.

Q. Who are your role models?
A. My role models are my parents – Kathy and Patrick. They have always supported me with all of my activities from academics to athletics to relationships. They have helped me attain my goals by holding me accountable and having achievable expectations.

Q. What do you enjoy most about playing for the FCA?
A. The most enjoyable part about FCA has been strengthening my Faith through the Huddle discussions, friendships and playing with and against some of the best lacrosse players throughout the Country.

Q. Why did you choose Mercyhurst University?
A. I chose Mercyhurst University because of the strong Sports Medicine/PT program; they have a successful lacrosse team; I have already started building a solid relationship with the coaches and players; and I feel I can be an impactful player immediately.

Bonus: Any words of advice for high school juniors / seniors going through the college process?

Words of advice to Juniors/Seniors would be to put in the hard work and stay positive because good things will happen for them. I would also suggest each player find the best fit academically – don’t get caught up with D1, D2 or D3 labels.


Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ – to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

More information can be found at FCA.org.